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. the cause is under investigation. >> president obama will sign a billow we aring interest rates on student loans that jumped to 7 percent this summer. the measure drops the rate back down for undergraduate borrowers to 3.9 percent. in belmont, there is a fundraiser for the all stars two wins away from earning a trip to williamsport for the little league world series. >> we are 24 hours away, six, about dry weather, the seven-day outlook has a warming trend and i will show you the latest numbers. >> seven, a look at the bay bridge toll plaza with traffic is running supportly. however, we see a few accidents popping up because of the moist conditions. >> this is it after 16 years on "the view" joy is leaving the show. the 70-year-old comic says it seemed like the right tomorrow to leave and wants to focus on other projects which could include writing a lay and returning to stand up candy. the "view" airs right here at 10:00 a.m. and the show features a special salute. >> and now a winner has claimed their share of the $485 million powerball jackpot and new jersey media says 16 workers from a
of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church. >> we were behind where dr. king's shoulder is, we were close enough to be able to hear all the speeches. >> lynn was just 16 when she attended the 1963 march on washington, dc, and hopes today's speeches inspire younger generations to keep fighting for justice. >> what is disturbing is to see that even with the black president we still have a long way to go. >> congressman john lewis a young
president obama will award the medal of honor to a soldier who grew up in the bay area. staff sergeant ty carter was serving in afghanistan in 2009 when the army said he went above the call of duty to retrieve supplies for fellow soldiers while his company was under attack by more than 200 taliban fighters. sergeant carter will be the fifth living recipient to be awarded the medal of honor tore actions in iraq or afghanistan. congratulations. lisa argen is here now with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> things are switching up a also bit this morning. we have the radar sweeping around the bay and picking up a little bit of drizzle over in oakland. this morning cloudy skies in san francisco. maybe a few raindrops on your windshield. we will talk about how long that lasts and the rest of the forecast for the rest of the month coming up. >> thank you, lisa. also ahead, growing tension necessary syria. how the u.s. could soon get involved. also emirates new zealand now just a win away to advance to go the america's cup final against the oracle team. what stopped them from >> welcome b
this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble and bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >>> officials in marin county and sonoma counties are urging people to vaccinate their norse west nile virus. a chicken has t
in the evening with clouds rolling in the at bay to 76 inhand. >> the obama administration says syria has to be punished for using chemical weapons against its people and next the meetings today in thed with, that could set a timetable for military strike. >> a look at the work underway to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge ready for traffic. >> are you feeling nostalgic for the old bridge? an oakland bit has a way to keep it >> 5:14, and we take you to a potential choke points sir francis drake boulevard which connects 580 and 101 where abc7 news engineer is using cell 7 technology. dick? >> i am on this stretch of sir francis drake boulevard the connection define 580 westbound and 101 southbound that passes the ferry terminal and the shopping center. this has to be a choke point because it is a one-lane surface street that connects two freeways together that be in heavy use today. caltran has their automated sign board warnings in the richmond area warning people that the golden gate bridge is cash only so if you normally do not go that way, that is a good warning. >> okay, dick
. as of this week the house and senate have passed 26 bills for president obama to sign into law. more any from abc news reporter david curley. >> talk about a mad dash. members of congress leaving the capitol, grabbing their bags and heading home for a five-week vacation. gone with time running out to pass some big pieces of the country's business, including a budget. >> when you are at work, you are working until you get it all done. then you go on vacation. >> citizens vacationing in the nation's capital. >> you were your vacation. >> most of us get two weeks vacation. and look at the calendar. once they return, the house will have just nine working days before the end of the budget year. the senate just a few more. >> oh, my goodness. i mean the amount of stuff, the list of important things that need to be done and this congress, it's as long as my arm. >> so far this year the senate met for only 96 working days. they were out of session for 53 days. the house worked 102 days. the worry, we are headed to another fiscal cliff. >> i have to run away for a meeting. >> we tried to talk to several m
finance from president obama during a speech in phoenix today, the president plans to call for getting rid of fannie mae and freddie mac and replacing the bailed out mortgage giant with the government insurer. g.m. is cutting $5,000 off the price of the volt so it can compete against the more popular prius and nissan. you will be forking over more for lettuce with some twice as high as a year ago and other yens are getting more expensive after heavy rain and intense heat in the eastern united states hurt the crops. that is the news from the new york exchange. >> now the weather forecast. >> we have drizzle and well look and show you what is going on. it is only going to get wetter the next couple of mornings as the low pressure draws closer to the coast and it is bringing us the an sense of summer again as temperatures remain below average. you can see no wide-spread rain but the possibility of a few showers that will stay north of bay area thursday and into friday. we will talk about what will happen today: a beautiful picture of oakland, morning drizzle, chilled sunshine and keeping our
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
their lives off a bridge and others dodged bullets in front of the four seasons hotel. president obama has asked egypt to lift the state of emergency declared earlier this week. >>> the eastern span of the golden gate bridge will open over labor day weekend. but what happens with the old one? we have more on the tear-down. >> they say we are a disposing society, easy come, easy go, new by gets old but when it comes to bridges we are still sentimental, apparently. >> i knew it was going away and we are thinking we are going to miss the old bridge. it's roughly a week and a half until the eastern span of the bay bridge becomes obsolete and abandoned, at least by cars. if you assume demolition would be easy, here comes andrew gordon to ward us off. >> it will be very complicated. >> millions of parts to join. a structure 8 1/4 miles long. >> it cost $77 million to bridge. seven decades later the eastern span alone will cost almost $300 million to bring down. the deconstruction, if you want to call it that, will take place in three different sections simultaneously by three different contracto
-opened. it was closed two weeks ago in response to what the obama administration said was a serious terrorist threat. >> a special on for a man many consider a living legend in the struggle emfor equality, the human rights commission honors clarence jones for his work with martin luther king jr. and is a former speechwriter and advisor to the late civil rights leader and currently is the first ever diverse at this time scholar at the university of san francisco. the event coincides with the anniversary of august 28 of the march on washington where king gave his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago. >> ahead, seven things to know as you start the day. >> and a plan to bring tigers to a california community and we will hearges. >>> that's "america's money." make it a great day. i'm john muller. >> good morning, whether you are just joining us or head out the door, seven thing you need to know: it is dry. live doppler 7 hd shows thunderstorms are threatening the north bay. that bring as high fire danger. two, the red flag warning has everyone on heightened alert. keep 100 feet of defensible space aroun
anniversary of the march on washington. the trio join president obama and former presidents bill clinton and majority at the tribute at the lincoln memorial. the "let freedom ring" remembers dr. martin luther king jr. "i have a dream" speech and musicians are scheduled to perform, as well. >> attorneys for george zimmerman will ask the state of florida to cover some of the $300,000 in george zimmerman legal expenses. he told a newspaper yesterday that the law requires the state to pay legal costs because george zimmermans with acquitted. after a five-week trial he was acquitted of all charges in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> happening today on the peninsula the palo alto parks and recreation commission will consider an ordinance to make it illegal to feed wildlife and ferrell animals. our media partner reports places like the duck pond and palo alto nature preserve are off limits. officials say feeding wild live does more harm than good causing health problems, overcrowding, and impacting water quality. asan francisco public library is cracking down on bathroom con
obama is weighing the responses to a chemical weapons attack he said syria carried out last week. he's speaking with his national security team while execution americans a strike against bashar al assad's government with be limited. >> we are not considering any open-ended commitment. we aren't considering any boots on the ground approach. >> military experts say the u.s. is measuring a measured response in the form of air strikes on syria's capital. >> they will go after the unit that conducted the attack on the civiliance 678 they know where they are and they will punish them with strikes butch they will also do something visually compelling. they will level probably a military of defense building. >> but it may be a tough sell to the u.s. public. 50% of the americans oppose taking military action in syria. the u.s. would be acting without the help of one of its strong he will allies. britain's parliament has voted against taking action in syria. one man has been briefedly u.s. intelligent officials. he said he has scene conclusive evidence of a chemical attack by the syrian govern
. >>> plus, the new furry addition to the obama white house. first here's this morning's "tech bytes." >> in today's "tech bytes," apple is looking to strike gold with its new iphone. several tech news websites are reporting the new iphone set to be announced september soth will come in white, black and gold. >>> and samsung is coming out with something big, and we mean big. the galaxy mega is a smartphone that doubles as a tablet with a screen with 6.3 inches. the professional networking site launched university pages to help students connect with schools. the site also lowered the minimum joining age to 14 so students can start sizing up colleges in their freshman year of high school >>> 5:14. welcome back. the man who died in a shootout with the fbi after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and murdering her mother and brother was named a member of the victim's family as his life insurance beneficiary. james dimaggio left $112,000 to the grandmother of hannah anderson. authorities think this may have been for the benefit of anderson. dimaggio lived with the grandmother for about two yea
-qaeda. at the white house, president obama discussed counterterrorism with the president of yemen, a country home to a top al-qaeda affiliate. >> the threats are not only trans national in nature but, also, cause severe hardship for the people of yemen. sunday. >> the state department has not ruled out keeping the embassies closed for additional days. there is also concern that other american targets could be connected to this threat. >> it is 5:15. whole foods is opening new stores in dublin/pleasanton and correct as part of an expansion located at dublin boulevard in a new shopping center to be the on vacant land. it will be the first whole food stores in dublin. walnut creek will get the second whole food store near oakland grove road taking over a space occupied by safe way that will move to a larger site across the street. there will be 175 jobs at the two new stores expected to be completed in the next year. >> this is important at this time of the morning: which coffee change does the biggest blast of caffeine? >> bank of america facing more mortgage-related lawsuits. jane king has the blo
olympic athletes. >>> the obama administration has handed cupertino-based apple a victory by overturning a ban on older apple devices. it would have made selling imported i-phone 4s, and 3 and older ipad models illegal. the ruling is part of an ongoing feud between apple and its chief rival, samsung. >>> twitter is taking action to curb abusive language on the microblogging service. it's introducing a one quick abuse button that delays nasty or threatening messages. it comes after several how profile british woman report receiving a flood of rape threats. some personally apologize for the abuse they have gone through on twitter. some alarming work pulled off by hackers can pull the table on your tv watching habits. they found a way to access smart tvs. they can turn the cameras on without you knowing and watch you watching tv. security experts say the real danger is. or access personal financial information. >>> the overwhelming majority of responsible pet owners follow the recommendation of animal care experts and get their dogs spade or newters. but new research is raising questions ab
served on the obama administration for four years. now back in stanford he face as few challenge, leading young minds in the world of physics. >> young people have a natural curiosity and want to learn new things. i, too, want to do that. >> dr. chu was the first energy secretary with a science background. he knew who to tap for ideas and what projects to bring to the table. most of those ideas have been successful but one was not. solyndra was a growing company building solar panels. many, including those in the government, thought it will be a huge success and they received millions of dollars from the u.s. government. but they eventually filed for bankruptcy. it was a big lesson for chu. >> we have to watch as you go and disburse loans like a hawk going forward. >> he will continue to find ways to try to change public opinion on global warming, which he says will have huge financial implications. >> this cost a lot of money. it cost a lot of money in financial losses, it cost a lot -- it cost a lot in terms of permanent losses and suffering. >> he is also optimistic about the future of
of state john kerry is condemning the violence but obama administration has not signaled a change. white house and state department officials say that the united states role was largely to encourage the swim government to -- the interim government to fulfill promise of mill reform. >> three people are under arrest after a wrong way chase that kept police and deputies on the move ending when the suspect crash add stole were car at montana street in oakland last night. police first tried to stop the vehicle a few miles from the scene. the driver took off and traveled the wrong way on interstate 580. police broke off the chase because it was too dangerous. a police helicopter spotted the car and sheriff deputies resumed the search. the driver crashed. deputies found a semi-automatic handgun in the car. >> bicyclist will be sentenced in san francisco after pleading guilty to felony manslaughter in the first conviction of its kind in the nation. he will not serve jail time under the agreement paid last in he will be sentenced to three years probation and a thousand hours of community service.
doesn't even know how to use one. >> president obama had cancel next in's joint military exercise with egypt but did not mention cutting back on the $1 billion in aid the united states gives the country. a last note on the day of rage or friday of anger, it is the same name used for the january 2011 revolution when police abandoned their posts and fought with the protesters. >> the man accused of murdering four women decades ago is expected to delay closing arguments in the trial today. 79-year-old naso is representing himself in court. he listened without expression on wednesday as the prosecution began the closing agents. he is charged with the murders of four process stouts in the 1970's. >> only the second date new school year and palo alto high school has the first controversy. the prince pam -- principal sent out a strong message to parents. abc7 news reporter matt keller is at the school. matt? >> today is the second day of class at palo alto high school and the principal said she is putting an end to a disruptive and unsafe tradition. two seniors streaked during lunch on t
health care costs rise 11 percent and blame provisions of president obama's afford am health care plan including requirement that dependent children be covered until they are 26. >> wells fargo is cutting 2,300 mortgage-related jobs as demand if refinancing slumps. the kits include 500 people in california, 30 from walnut creek according to the san francisco business times adjusting the staffing and believes the mortgage market could take a nose dive. higher interest rates make refinancing less attractive to homeowners. >> whole foods wants to shed its expensive image and a group calling for starbucks boycott. >> advocates declared starbuck appreciation day to support the coffee chain stand on open carry gun laws. the group urged owners to drive business. some are calling for americans to skip starbuck on saturday on august 24, donate the money you would spent on the coffee to its mission which is advocating for advantager gun laws. >> on wall street, investors get the later numbers on jobless claims. the federal reserve is in support of stimulus cuts if the economy improves. >> whole
for president obama but would not take place until 2020 at the emilyest. nasa says that the mission would probably take about nine days and would use the new space capsule. >> nasa is planning to launch a mission to study the moon's atmosphere in two weeks with a low cost spacecraft that will lit off from an island in virginia in september. this is a picture of the explorer developed and built and tested at nasa at moffett field. the spacecraft is the size of a small car and will orbit the moon in an unmanned robotic mission, the $280 million project gathers information about the environment and what makes up the moon dust. >> new measures are put in place after the three-hour trading halt on the nasdaq. >> here is more from the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. we are out of the recession but some americans are still relying and cutting back on extra expenses and using hand-me-downs but americans are replacing home appliance and cars. the official kickoff for football season is in two weeks with super bowl 204 -- 2014 with super bowl ads 85 percent sold out. top media buyers sa
a rare honor, president obama today will award the medal of honor to staff sergeant from antioch. the army says he was serving in afghanistan in 2009 with the 4th infantry division when he went way above the call of duty and retrieved supplies if fellow soldiers while the understand was under attack by 200 taliban fighters and the sergeant is the 5th living recipient of the medal of honor for anxiouses in iraq or in afghanistan. >> now, mike nicco. >> good morning, everyone, thought we would start with the temperatures on the peninsula, it is homogenized. foster city is 62 and redwood city is 63 and palo alto is the warm spot at 64 degrees. everyone is in the low-to-mid 60's but santa rosa and novato and antioch at 59. we have live more and san jose at 64 and mountain view the warmer spots and san francisco is 60's and oakland and hayward and concord at 62. here is the day planner, we have minor drizzle, not a big deal, but it is out there. minor drizzle through 7:00, and temperatures are not moving at all. by 90 clouds back to the coast and 62. 66 around the bay and 74 inland. b
voted against intervening in a stunning move. the white house says president obama has not yet made a decision but is prepared to act alone. intelligence report will be released publicly today that reportedly proves that syrian president bashar al-assad's regime is responsible for a chemical attack that killed hundreds of men, women, and children. >> happening today a bill aimed at making limousines safer place as critical vote before a state asimply committee. the bill follows the death of five women on the san mateo bridge in may when the limousine burst into flames. state senator hill sponsored the bill this calls for all let scenes to carry two fire sting -- extinguishers and to meet federal and state safety standards. >> san diego mayor filner is expected to finally leave office if disgrace. he is a ten term congressman who leaves office less than nine months into the four year term as mayor and steps down a week after a defiant speech which he told the city council he was the innocent victim of a lynch mob. the city council president will serve as mayor until a november 19 spe
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